|National Assembly’s Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng attended the on-going session of the NA Standing Committee’s meeting in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly (NA) delegations collected over 2,000 opinions and petitions from citizens nationwide to submit to the fourth session of the 14th NA. All were transferred to the Government and relevant ministries and agencies for handling.
This was reported by Chairman of the NA Committee on People’s Aspirations Nguyễn Thanh Hải at the on-going session of the NA Standing Committee in Hà Nội yesterday.
Of the figure, the Government and relevant ministries and agencies answered over 1,400 opinions, accounting for nearly 74 per cent, by providing voters with essential information. They handled 162 petitions and are looking over how best to deal with a further 357, according to Hải’s report on the settlement of voter petitions submitted to the fourth session of the NA.
The report said that the efforts of the Government, ministers and heads of sectors in dealing with voters concerns has helped to tackle many difficulties that people, enterprises and investors have faced. These efforts have also helped to create a better environment for production, investment and business, contributing to general socio-economic growth.
There was a definite improvement in the quality of their dealing with voters’ petitions. Some ministers spent time to directly guide and handle all documents sent to voters to answer their petitions, according to the report.
However, the report also noted that some ministries and agencies had not been so enthusiastic in responding. Many answers sent to voters were unspecific or unclear.
Chairwoman of the NA Law Committee Lê Thị Nga said the inspection and handling of some issues reflected by voters were ineffective. Apart from answering petitions, relevant ministries and agencies should also carry out inspections on the issues that were raised, she said.
Chairman of the NA Council for Ethnic Affairs Hà Ngọc Chiến said people still lacked information about State guidelines, policies and regulations, citing that nearly 74 per cent of voters’ opinions were answered by providing them with related information.
Information dissemination of relevant ministries, agencies and localities were still limited, he said, suggesting that ministries and localities should increase work on this in the coming time.
Many participants said the Government should increase inspections and supervision over ministries and agencies in addressing voters’ petitions, and put measures in place to punish those lacking responsibility in dealing with them.
At the session, Vice President and General Secretary of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Committee Hầu A Lềnh reported that the Committee and the NA Standing Committee had received more than 3,000 opinions and petitions from voters nationwide to submit to the fifth session of the NA, which is scheduled to open on May 21.
According to the draft report, voters and citizens continued to express their confidence in the leadership and operation of the Party and the State, particularly in fighting against corruption and wastefulness. They expressed their wishes that the Party and State continue fighting against corruption and wastefulness at all levels.
Voters also applauded the efforts of relevant ministries and agencies in ensuring social order and security.
They also expressed concerns over such issues as traffic law violations, online swindling, illegal sand exploitation and deforestation.
Based on voters’ opinions and petitions, the Việt Nam Fatherland Front Committee proposed the Government continue resolutely guiding tasks relating to administrative reform, anti-corruption and wastefulness prevention and control, as well as urban planning, and tackling illegal sand exploitation and deforestation. — VNS